2008 Africa Cup


2008 Africa Cup

The 2008 Africa Cup is the ninth edition of highest level rugby union tournament in Africa. The competition involves twelve teams that are divided into two zones (North and South). Each zone is then divided into two pools of three. Each pool winner then qualifies for a semi-final; the semi-final winners then play each other in the final.

Teams

*ru|BWA
*ru|CMR
*ru|CIV
*ru|KEN
*ru|MAD
*ru|MAR
*ru|NAM
*ru|NGR
*ru|SEN
*ru|SWZ
*ru|TUN
*ru|UGA
*ru|ZAM
*ru|ZIM

Format

The tournament will be used as the first stage of qualification for Rugby World Cup 2011. The top two teams will progress in the World Cup and qualify for the 2009 Africa Cup, which will be the main tournament for the African qualifiers. Swaziland, Nigeria and Botswana have been added to the qualification process as they possess an IRB ranking. A two-legged playoff between the two lowest ranked teams from the south (Botswana and Swaziland), and the two lowest ranked teams from the north (Cameroon and Nigeria) will begin the tournament to take the competition numbers from 14 to 12 to make the group stage four groups of three teams.

Playoff Round

Pool Stage

Pool winners qualify for the semi-finals. Top teams also progress to second stage of world cup qualification, in the 2009 Africa Cup. Pools determined through world rankings. [ [http://allafrica.com/stories/200802010696.html|Pools decided] ]

"Bonus point system: 4 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 0 for a loss, 1 point for scoring four tries in a game, 1 point for losing by seven or less."

Pool A

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date = 2008-06-14
home = ru|CMR
score = 10-16
away = ru|TUN
homescore =
awayscore =
stadium = TBA
attendance =
referee =
----rugbybox
date = 2008-07-12
home = ru|KEN
score = 76-8
away = ru|CMR
homescore =
awayscore =
stadium = Nairobi, Kenya
attendance =
referee =
----rugbybox
date = 2008-08-02
home = ru|TUN
score = 44-15
away = ru|KEN
homescore =
awayscore =
stadium = Tunis, Tunisia
attendance =
referee =
----

Pool D

----rugbybox
date = 2008-06-14
home = ru|BWA
score = 10-27
away = ru|UGA
homescore =
awayscore =
stadium = Gaborone, Botswana
attendance =
referee =
----rugbybox
date = 2008-07-12
home = ru|MAD
score = 45-15
away = ru|BWA
homescore =
awayscore =
stadium = Antananarivo, Madagascar
attendance =
referee =
----rugbybox
date = 2008-08-02
home = ru|UGA
score = 32-22
away = ru|MAD
homescore =
awayscore =
stadium = Kampala, Uganda
attendance =
referee =
----

Next Round

Semi finals and final of this edition of the Africa Cup are to take place in 2009, doubling as the final leg of African Rugby World Cup qualification. The teams that progress to the 2009 Africa Cup are Namibia, Tunisia, Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire.

ee also

*Africa Cup
*CAR Castel Beer Trophy

References

External links

* [http://heavensgame.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=466&Itemid=85 2008 Africa Rugby Format]


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